2012-04-19 / Obituaries


Arnell Chapman Payne, 89, of Jackson died April 10, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center.

He was born June 15, 1922. He was a member of Peniel Baptist Church and the Jackson Rescue Squad. He was a United States Navy Veteran having served during World War II. He was a retired service manager with Pearce Motor Company.

Survivors include two sons, Van (Judy) Payne, Jackson, Randy (Sherry) Payne, Fulton; one step-son, Garrie L. (Pam) Wheat III, Jackson; one daughter, Margaret (Mike) Dailey, Sieverville, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Betty Jo (Bubba) Rikard, Jackson; nine grandchildren, Kent (Missy) Payne, Amy (Jay) Price, Elizabeth (Daniel) Robertson, Allison Payne, Tara G. Zirlott, Brandy Gartman, Kevin (Mariah) Wheat, Joy Rikard, Jessica R. (Jesse) Jones; 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite M. Payne, his first wife, Doris Payne; grandchildren, Kimberly Payne and Jason Payne.

The service was April 13 at 11 a.m. at Peniel Baptist Church with Rev. Gerry Pickard officiating. Burial was in the Peniel Baptist Church Cemetery.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed. (13-1tp)

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